I haven’t been on here in ages, but I recently got a cast iron skillet and I am having a ton of fun with it! I successfully made biscuits the other weekend, and last Sunday I went crazy and made a pineapple upside down cake and a chicken pot pie. I’m planning on actually updating this thing, so for now I just wanted to make sure these recipes were saved for me to use again in the future!
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Chicken Potpie With Cheddar Biscuit Topping
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Heat a deep 10-inch skillet over medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and tilt pan to coat it evenly. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Add the stock, carrot, potato, parsley, and thyme to the skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, partially covered, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until potato is tender. Add the peas and cook for 1 minute. Strain the mixture, reserving the stock and vegetables in separate bowls.
Heat the remaining butter in the skillet over low heat. Stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Whisk in the reserved stock and bring to boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly. Add the half-and-half and simmer for 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the chicken and vegetables to the skillet. Stir well.
While the vegetables simmer, prepare the biscuit dough. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a mixing bowl. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender, two knives, or your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the cheddar and sour cream and stir until it forms a soft but not sticky dough. Knead the dough gently on a floured surface, roll or pat out ¾ inch thick, and cut out 8 to 12 rounds with a floured 3-inch biscuit cutter. *I did not cut out the biscuits, I just dropped them by spoonfulls on top of the filling.
Arrange the biscuits on top of the filling and bake the potpie in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the biscuits are brown and the filling is bubbling. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.